A lot of people are worried about the environment right now. And President Trump … well, he’s not helping. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images. He’s called climate change a Chinese hoax, made no secret of his disdain for the Clean Power Plan, and signaled that he might withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate deal. But here’s the thing: Though the political parties are divided, the American people are largely in agreement — we want to preserve the environment and take proactive steps against climate change. So, with that in mind…Here are 21 things anyone can do over the next four years to take action for the environment:1. Donate to organizations dedicated to environmental causes.You know that old adage about voting with your dollar? Now’s the time to put it to use. Check out organizations such as the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Ocean Conservancy, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, World Wildlife Fund, Alliance for the Great Lakes, Rainforest Trust, or the Conservation Fund.2. If you can’t donate yourself — well, how do you like marathons and bake sales?If donating money isn’t in the cards, you could try signing up for charity drives or races. The World Wildlife Fund’s Panda Nation program, for instance, can help you set up fundraisers that combine events like bake sales or marathons with charitable donations.3. Get your hands dirty by joining a citizen scientist project. A horseshoe crab. Image via iStock. Instead of just promoting science and nature conservation, how about getting involved yourself? Scientists need lay people to help collect important data from all around the country. There are a ton of these projects, from tracking horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay to watching urban birds. PBS, National Geographic, and Scientific American have lists of citizen science projects for you to help out in your area. 4. Prefer to keep your hands on the cleaner side? Help with research by playing games online.No joke. Some of the
“What do I tell my daughter?””Do I tell her that her grandpa is worth more than her grandma? That her dad is worth more than her mom?” GIF via Audi/YouTube. “Do I tell her that — despite her education, her drive, her skills, her intelligence — she will automatically be valued less than every man she ever meets?””Or maybe, I’ll be able to tell her something different.” GIF via Audi/YouTube. Those are the narrator’s words in a powerful new Super Bowl ad by Audi that highlights pay inequity. Check it out below: Clearly, Audi’s not shying away from using the big game to make a political statement.Pay inequity, a hot topic on the 2016 campaign trail, has become an increasingly important issue to many Americans.Today, women earn, on average, a measly 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. The wage gap is even more severe for women of color — with black women earning about 64 cents and Latina women earning about 56 cents for every dollar that finds its way into the wallet of a man doing the same job.That 79 cents figure, however, doesn’t quite tell the whole story.There are many factors that play into the wage gap aside from discrimination. For instance, women tend to leave the workforce when they have children (which sets them back on the pay scale in the long term) and are more likely to seek out jobs with more flexible hours at the expense of a higher salary, The Washington Post noted. There are other social factors at play, too, like the fact women are less likely to negotiate their starting salaries and are more hesitant to apply for a job that they’re not 100% qualified for (this isn’t the case for men). Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images. But again, that’s still only telling part of the story.The ad received a lot of criticism from viewers who jumped at the chance to explain why they think pay inequity isn’t a real problem.”Women at Audi work different jobs, which accounts for the perceived unequal pay,” a Twitter user criticized the brand.”Equal pay [s
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Coming from the world of reality TV and beauty pageants, it’s no surprise that President Donald Trump has a pretty serious interest in the optics of any given situation — with a focus on people who look the part and less about if they’re actually able to do the job.Whether talking about “his generals,” his cabinet, or his vice president, Trump often puts an emphasis on on looking “straight from central casting” (yes, he really said that) as one of the things he seeks in candidates for just about any position. Trump poses with Miss USA 2012, Olivia Culpo, in Las Vegas. Photo by David Becker/Getty Images. But it was a line from a recent article at Axios that had people scratching their heads (emphasis mine): “Trump likes the women who work for him ‘to dress like women,’ says a source who worked on Trump’s campaign. ‘Even if you’re in jeans, you need to look neat and orderly.’ We hear that women who worked in Trump’s campaign field offices — folks who spend more time knocking on doors than attending glitzy events — felt pressure to wear dresses to impress Trump.'”What does it mean to “dress like a woman”?How aren’t we past this by now? It’s a statement that certainly gives off a very Victorian vibe. May 1884: Late Victorian flower show and garden party dresses, with high bustles and fitted corset lines. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images. It’s 2017! Are you a woman? Are you wearing clothes? If you answered “yes” to both questions, congratulations! You’re dressed like a woman! In response, people took to Twitter to provide some powerful examples of what it means to #DressLikeAWoman whether you’re at work… Me & my son; he’s dressed like a man & I am dressed like a woman. In case you couldn’t tell. #DressLikeAWoman pic.twitter.com/nVM2Emssj2— Tara Wildes (@TaraWildes) February 3, 2017 Got the memo @realDonaldTrump This is how to #DressLikeAWoman pic.twitter.com/828oNwuK4k— Linda Springer (@springer1lind
Hey, quick question: How are you doing? Are you hanging in there?It’s been a rough couple of weeks, no doubt about that. You don’t need a recap; just flip on the news or check Facebook, and you’ll be knocked over by the avalanche of horrifying political developments that have taken place over the past 14 days.It’s a little overwhelming, to be honest. Things have felt hopeless, and even all the good people out there fighting for what’s good and right sometimes seem like just a drop in the ocean.But I’m here to tell you it’s not all bad! A lot of it is bad, definitely. But, somewhere scattered underneath all the rubble of alternative facts, Muslim bans, and special operations gone horrendously wrong is evidence that this world we live in is, indeed, worth the fight.Victories big and small are happening, along with pieces of news that are just a welcome reprieve from the madness.Here are seven awesome things that happened this week you may not have heard about.1. An amazing federal judge in L.A. demanded an Iranian man with a valid visa be allowed into the country. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images. According to Matt Hamilton of the L.A. Times, Ali Vayeghan had been waiting for years to fly from Tehran to see his son in Los Angeles. He just so happened to book his journey right as Donald Trump’s already infamous executive order came down.Vayeghan was detained when he arrived at LAX and promptly sent back to Iran by way of Dubai.ACLU lawyers petitioned the courts and won a decision to honor Vayeghan’s travel visa, but by then he was back in Dubai. So U.S. District Judge Dolly M. Gee told authorities to transport him back to the U.S. immediately.No word yet on whether Vayeghan has been reunited with his son in the U.S., but knowing there are judges out there willing to uphold the Constitution is a victory in its own right.2. We thought this adorable frog was extinct but recently discovered it was just hiding!Science and discovery still matter, damnit. Just ask
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